Newport Tower

This tower stands in the heart of historic Newport. Nobody is exactly sure what it is. The conventional wisdom is that it is a former windmill with radiocarbon testing dating it back to the late 1600s. Alternative hypotheses, suggest it was built by the Vikings, Medieval Templar Knights, Portuguese explorers and Chinese sailors, to name a few.

Where do you think it came from????

18 thoughts on “Newport Tower

  1. Nancy

    Yes indeed it’s an observatory. It most likely will show up in the next Star Wars trailer teaser for The Force Awakens!


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